Peppermint Leaf (Mentha piperita). Certified Organic.

Peppermint Leaf (Mentha piperita).  Certified Organic.

Peppermint Leaf (Mentha piperita). Certified Organic.

SKU MR1403
Brand Mountain Rose
Unit Size 1 pound
Properties The essential oil of peppermint (up to 2.5% in the dried leaf) is mostly made up from menthol (ca. 50%), menthone (10 to 30%), menthyl esters (up to 10%) and several monoterpene derivatives (pulegone, piperitone, menthofurane). Traces of jasmone (0.1%) give the oil its characteristically "minty" scent. The aromatic chemicals in the mint are concentrated when the plant is grown in areas with long, warm, bright summer days.

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Peppermint is an excellent carminative with relaxing effects on the muscles of the digestive system. It combats flatulence, flatulent dyspepsia, intestinal colic, and associated conditions, and stimulates the flow of bile and digestive juices. The volatile oils acts as a mild anaesthetic to the stomach wall, allaying feelings of nausea and the desire to vomit. It also help relieve the nausea and vomiting of pregnancy and of motion sickness. Peppermint can play a role in the treatment of ulcerative conditions of the bowels. It s a traditional treatment for fevers, colds and influenza, As an inhalant, peppermint provides temporary relief of nasal catarrh. It may help with headaches associated with indigestion, and its nervien actions ease anxiety and tension. Used for dysmenorrhea, it relieves pain and eases associated tension. Externally, peppermint is applied to soothe itching and inflammation of the skin. David Hoffman "Medicinal Herbalism"*


Peppermint Leaf (Mentha piperita). Certified Organic. Origin: USA

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